Per Mertesacker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Jun, 2014
Facts of Per Mertesacker
Date of Birth: 1984 , September-29
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Name Per Mertesacker
Father Stefan
Nationality German
Birth Place/City Hanover
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Footballer
Working For Arsenal F.C
Salary 3.12 million GBP
Weight in KG 90 kg
Famous for Football player
Girlfriend Ulrike Stange
Married Yes
Married to Olivier Giroud
Online Presence Facebook,Wikipedia,Twitter
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Per Mertesacker, is a German football player who is playing as professional German Footballer and was born on 29th of September in 1984.He plays as a centre back for his Current Team Arsenal F.C and the German national team.He is given the nick name by his Arsenal fans as the BFG in short which means "Big Fucking German" because of his pointing height by Roald Dahl's THE BFG.He is considered as striking, magnificent, reliable, leading, powerful, leading and an accomplished  Defender . Mertesacker Marriage got fixed to German international handballer named as Ulrike Stange in June 2013 and both of them have a son named Paul.

Per  created the "Per Mertesacker Foundation in November 2006 to provide support the family of his earlier Hannover and Germany team friend Robert Enke who destined at all those who were suffering from depression.From 2007 the foundation has been collecting annual charityfootball matches which has highlighted and included Mertesacker's national and club teammates Philipp Lahm, Lukas Podolski and Tomáš Rosický along with the comedian Oliver Pocher, Fury in the Slaughterhouse member Rainer Schumann and German ice hockey legend Uwe Krupp. In 2013 during the month of Novvember  Mertesacker started selling T-shirts printed and embellished  with the motto "Big F****** German" to increase his  money for his charity venture.He engages himself in the different charity projects. Using his platform of football he wants to make money for helping the people. He has been able to pick up bronze medals in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and silver medal in the 2008 European Championship.He has a height of 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) and Weight of 90 kg. He has a Salary of 3.12 million GBP (2012). This Defender appears in News with the Images.

Per Mertesacker initiated his career with TSV Pattensen. When he reached the age of 11, he had to move to Hannover 96. His Bundesliga first time started when he completed his 18 and reached 19, in November 2003 in the match against FC Köln.Earlier he was not really good and his performance was not appreciable as well during the first half hence the head coach thought  of replacing him. That moment the footballer was not able to play as a back so he performed at the defensive midfielder position. Mertesacker signed a professional contract afterward till he had to wait to Bundesliga for completing the contacts for four months.During the season of 2004 and 2005 Mertesacker was considered as  one of the best players of his club. In 2006 during the month of august , he got  a four-year contract with Werder Bremen which got expanded till 2012.After he had left Hannover,  he got clouded with fortune as another positive event welcomed him to play for his Nation. Per’s first appearance in the World Cup was on 9 June 2006 in Munich, where the Germany national team was supposed to play against Costa Rica. Mertesacker appeared for all matches of that World Cup but failed to get a single yellow card which led his name changed to a ‘Mister Clean’ nickname. On 30 August 2011, the footballer moved to Arsenal for about £10 million and got bonded with the team for three-year contract.